Various and Sundry Poetry

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amazing
one night
after so much yearning
restlessness
ambivalence
wishful thinking
and spiraling disappointment
to discover
that your heart,
it turns out,
is actually quite
full
and that the day is ending
as you always thought it should
gently
a whisper of a close
a swish of damask on a cheek
a purr of a thing
something long deserved.

somehow
it is not a small thing
to accept
such quiet gifts,
to let the palm fall
flush against the belly,
and realize
this may be the one moment
you have absolutely everything
you've ever wanted.